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Feb. 2, 2011
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Great Bend Fire Department

Firefighters made two ambulance runs on Monday.

There were no fires, but they were dispatched to the 2900 block of Quivira St. to check on downed power lines.


Barton County Sheriff

Someone broke into a shop at 394 SE 100 Ave. and took some tools, it was reported Monday.

A Barton County resident reported an attempted phone scam Monday. A company claiming to be "Winners International" in Las Vegas contacted him, advising he had won $4.5 million but needed to send an $800 check to cover fees before receiving the money. Although the company claimed to be in Las Vegas, the phone number he received the call from was in Pennsylvania.

A minivan on K-96 was rear-ended by another vehicle at NE 60 Ave. around 8:15 p.m. Monday. The driver reported slowing after seeing a deer in the ditch, and being struck by the other vehicle. Kansas Highway Patrol responded.


Great Bend Police

Someone entered an unlocked vehicle at 3910 Cedar Park Place and stole a fishing pole, tackle box and tools, it was reported Saturday. Loss was $650.

Tim Chism was backing a vehicle at 1212 Hubbard St. at 3:49 p.m. Saturday and struck pedestrian Tracie Maris with the door. Maris reportedly sustained minor injuries in the accident.

Someone keyed a vehicle at 2600 Adams St., it was reported Saturday.

A white truck reportedly struck a mailbox at 1301 K-96 around 7:30 p.m. Saturday and drove away. The victim said this was the second time the box had been hit.

A Great Bend resident reported Monday that someone was trying to scam his mother, who was told she had won a prize from "Publishing Clearinghouse" and someone would arrive at the resident at 10 a.m. Monday. The reporting party also contacted Publishers Clearinghouse, who advised they had not called and it was not real. No one showed up, so no case was filed.

Someone turned on water hydrants on 19th St. and Morton St., around 11 a.m. Monday. The water department responded and turned the water off.

Barton County Jail

Booked Jan. 31

Ernesto Montez, Great Bend — Possession of marijuana and paraphernalia

Jamie Baldwin, Great Bend — Introduction of contraband into a correctional facility

Aaron L. Whittington, Hutchinson — Serve sentence

John Gray, Hoisington — Failure to appear

Released Jan. 31

Ernesto Montez, Great Bend — $2,500 surety bond

Martin I. Rodriguez, Great Bend — Served sentence

Robert Crawford, Great Bend — Serve sentence

Christopher Alan Oliver, Ellinwood — Serve sentence and own recognizance bond

John F. Gray, Hoisington — $5,000 surety bond